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Defining the ‘Contact Zone’ – Response to Chad’s Post

Chad’s response to Bizzell’s theory of reorienting our approach to literature instruction brings up the serious flaw in that theory — exactly¬†how do we define the curriculum for an individual course? If we are expected to toss out chronology as … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Education – Response to Brianne’s Post

Taking a holistic approach to the study of a contact zone, as Brianne contemplates after reading of Bizzell’s essay about ‘Contact Zones’, seems like such a sensible approach. If we consider, for example, nineteenth century American literature, it would, of … Continue reading

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The Illusive (Allusive?) Dr. Connors… A Response to Alexis’s Post

Alexis discusses in her post Mountford’s review of Connors’s work as well as the references we see to Connors elsewhere in the readings. Alexis sums up her post with the following, “In the end, I do agree with Mountford and … Continue reading

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Gendered Occupations: Response to Savannah’s Post

Savannah discussed in her blog the issues of ‘feminization’ that came up in the week’s readings. What does it mean for a field to become ‘feminized’ and to what extent does this have a specific connotation of ‘feminine’ in the … Continue reading

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The Deathbed of Literary Theory – Response to Chad’s Post

Okay, I was particularly amused by the description of Literary Theory as a teenager. As a funded lit student, I too am deeply concerned with the state of the English Department! So long as Rhet/Comp continues to be intrinsically tied … Continue reading

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The Artificial Binary: Response to Ashley Edlin’s Post

In her blog post, Ashley discussed the trouble with binaries; essentially, binaries are artificial constructs by which we categorize information for the sake of contrast. Binaries by their very definition divide the world into two hemispheres that theoretically do not … Continue reading

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The state of the FYC Instructor and the Curriculum (Response to Mark Keats’s Post)

Mark posited the following interesting question in response to the readings, “if freshman composition is required of every student and thus defined as being a critical component of the college degree and the staple of the English Department, why is … Continue reading

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